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Richeson Ops elects new Chairman of TDQ Board

Dallas Pooser has been elected Chairman of Texas Dairy Queen (TDQ) Operators Council by a vote of fellow Dairy Queen operators and their Board of Directors.

Pooser grew up in the Fredericksburg area, and at age 16, while still in high school, sought part-time employment with Richeson Management Corporation, a multi-unit Dairy Queen operation based in Graham, Texas. His first employment was as server and jack of all trades at Fredericksburg Dairy Queen.

After graduating from high school, Pooser sequentially managed several Richeson Dairy Queen locations until more job promotions came his way. From managing one Dairy Queen, he was promoted to District Manager in charge of eight units, and later became an area manager supervising all the company District Managers.

 

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The Post-script

In the midst of decorating for Christmas, I discovered I was covered in glitter.

A lot of folks get sad at Christmas. People get stressed and angry and fed up and exhausted—at Christmas and the rest of the year, for that matter. I don’t get depressed during the holidays, but I understand how it could happen.

I was married for many years to a man who was grumpy a great deal. When Christmas came, efforts to keep his grumpiness under wraps were quickly exhausted and he became pretty much intolerable.

“Christmas!’ he exploded on one infamous occasion. “What a fiasco!”

To be fair, my ex-husband laughed when I later put a picture of Santa Claus on our refrigerator and drew a caption bubble over his head saying, “Christmas! What a fiasco!” But, in the moment, I’m sure he did think Christmas was a fiasco and I will tell you frankly, I found his attitude hard to handle.

 

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Hicks, Ivy and McDowell Grand Champions at 62nd Pecan Food Show

By Lynn Blankenship

The 62nd annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show was held December 7th in the County Offices at the Arrowhead Bank Building. Following the competition, the bake sale was held in the lobby.

Six judges from neighboring counties spent the morning tasting. There were two judges for each Division. First, they chose the best entry from each category: Appetizer, Bread, Cake, Candy, Cookies and Fancy Nuts, and gave them a blue ribbon. Then, the judges chose the best from the blue ribbon winners in their division to receive the Grand and Reserve Champion rosette ribbons.

 

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Final Four For the Ages

BROWNWOOD—Playing in an historic stadium, named for one of Texas’ high schools’ greatest coaches, the San Saba Armadillos enjoyed making their own history, December 6th, with a 31-17 win over De-Leon in the Class 2A, Division I, Region finals.

Head Coach Jerod Fikac, in a pulsating postgame address to his team, told them no football squad in school history had reached the state semifinals. That’s where this 14-0 bunch has landed. New Deal High, also unbeaten, and near Lubbock, is next up on Friday night at Shotwell Stadium—another gridiron shrine—in Abilene.

“The defense and the offensive line,” Fikac said, “have carried us all year, although they don’t get all the glory.”

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Commercial National Bank’s $100 Cash Giveaway

Aleck Newby, Vice President of Commercial National Bank, (left) and Teresa Gibson (right), the winner of the first $100 Cash Giveaway on Dec. 7th. Commercial National Bank will give away $100 each Friday until Christmas and on Dec. 21st will draw for a bike for a girl and boy.

 

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The Richland Springs Report

I broke down and lit the wood stove today. It was not so much the cold as it was the damp feeling in the house. Russ loves the stove. It heats the whole house and he can wander around. Without the all over heat, he huddles in front of the heater and covers up with an electric blanket. I am not kidding when I say he loves summer and the 90 and up temperatures.

This world is full of crazy people. I used to think I was a heat person until I lived in Houston. Now I know I am really a temperate zone person. Still, I prefer being too hot as to freezing myself in the snow. The sun is shining, so perhaps my outdoor water won’t be frozen in the morning.

The elementary kids are headed out to Rochelle tomorrow to participate in the UIL academic competition. We are a little low this year, so school wise we may not progress as far as we normally do. Our kids will give it their best and that is what counts.

 

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News From Cherokee ISD

It’s the most wonderful (busy) time of the year! Basketball is in full swing. Last week the Lady Indians beat Johnson City in a close match with a score of 38-35. Congratulations, ladies! Varsity teams will travel to Gorman for a tournament this weekend.

Elementary and junior high are gearing up for the annual academic UIL competition. The writing events will take place here at Cherokee at the end of this week to give the graders time to rank the pieces prior to the competition date. Next week elementary participants will travel to Priddy on Tuesday, the 11th, to compete. Junior high participants will also go to Priddy on Wednesday, the 12th, to compete. Good luck to these hard working young students.

 

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Lady Dillo Basketball Report

What an exciting time for San Saba High School and Armadillo nation! It is a great time to be a Dillo and we are so excited about the success of our student-athletes. They truly are special kids.

To start the week for the Lady Dillos, they hosted the Lady Dragons of Bangs. Bangs is a very physical team and we knew we would be tested down low. They had a strong post and we knew we would need to battle in the post and get lots of pressure on the ball. The first half was fairly even as the Lady Dillos held a 20-15 lead at halftime. However, in the 2nd half, the Lady Dillos defensive pressure overwhelmed Bangs as we went on a 25-2 run in the 3rd quarter. The Lady Dillos would hold Bangs to just 11 points in the 2nd half and eventually defeat the Lady Dragons by a final score of 57-26.

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Coyotes can’t keep pace with Oakwood

Our Richland Springs Coyotes finish the season (11-2) after falling to Oakwood in the State Quarterfinals this past Friday night by a score of (66-56).

The Oakwood Panthers must have guzzled jet fuel instead of Gatorade before the game! They were hitting on all cylinders and flying on both sides of the ball. Despite some adversity, our Coyotes never gave up and keep chipping away as long as they could. There were a couple of times our young Coyotes could have folded their tent and headed west, but they were true to our school motto, “Coyotes Fight, Never Die.”

Hats off to Oakwood and we wish them well moving forward.

 

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Dr. Lillie Ruth Thomas

Dr. Lillie Ruth Thomas passed away on Monday night, November 26th, at the age of 91, due to complications from pneumonia. She was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on October 30,1927 to Lillie and Virgel Thomas. She is survived by her son, Frank, and daughter-in-law, Valerie Thomas, and grandson, Jack. Dr. Thomas is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thomas.

Known as Lillie Ruth to her family and Ruth to her friends, she held many prestigious jobs in her lifetime and was the forerunner of women being allowed to work in Government. She was a teacher, a professor, a government auditor, a volunteer teacher, a wonderful cook, a traveler with her husband, Jack; and a wonderful, kind person.

Her grandfather and many relatives helped to establish San Saba, Texas, where she still has family members.

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